A volume in the new Principles and Applications in Engineering series, Tissue Engineering provides an overview of the major physiologic systems of current interest to biomedical engineers: cardiovascular, endocrine, nervous, visual, auditory, gastrointestinal, and respiratory. It contains useful definitions, tables of basic physiologic data, and an introduction to the literature. Then, the book reviews the status of tissue engineering of specific organs, including bone marrow, skeletal muscle, and cartilage. Readers will acquire a good understanding of the engineering and cell biological fundamentals of tissue engineering and will develop ideas for further development of this emerging and important field.
Table of Contents
SECTION I Physiologic Systems
Introduction. An Outline of Cardiovascular Structure and Function. Endocrine System. Nervous System. Vision System. Auditory System. Gastrointestinal System. Respiratory System
SECTION II Tissue Engineering
Introduction. Fundamentals of Tissue Engineering. Surface Immobilization of Adhesion Ligands for Investigations of Cell-Substrate. Interactions. Biomaterials: Protein-Surface Interactions. Engineering Biomaterials for Tissue Engineering: The 10–100 Micron Size Scale. Regeneration Templates. Fluid Shear Stress Effects on Cellular Function. The Roles of Mass Transfer in Tissue Function. The Biology of Stem Cells. Cell Motility and Tissue Architecture. Tissue Microenvironments. The Importance of Stromal Cells. Tissue Engineering of Bone Marrow. Tissue Engineering of the Liver. Tissue Engineering in the Nervous System. Tissue Engineering of Skeletal Muscle. Tissue Engineering of Cartilage. Tissue Engineering of the Kidney. Index.
Palsson, Bernhard; Hubbell, Jeffrey A.; Plonsey, Robert; Bronzino, Joseph D.